Sports News of Sunday, 2 July 2017
Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, ended his five-year self imposed ‘penalty’ exile after missing from the spot in Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to USA on Saturday at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium.
Ghana who were trailing 1-0, were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time after Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.
Gyan stepped forward for the kick but his low strike was saved by Brad Guzan.
The former Sunderland man, however, in the second half erased his earlier mess after he scored a sumptuous free-kick, after the Yankees had taken a two-goal lead.
Below are some of the reactions of Ghanaian fans on Twitter after Gyan’s penalty miss.
Asamoah Gyan usually tortures #USMNT in World Cups, but that was a really weak, poorly taken penalty saved by Guzan. #Ghana #USAvGHA pic.twitter.com/avjl7JkOYN
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) July 1, 2017
When Dede Ayew heard Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty : pic.twitter.com/YMIDpRPgux
— Leslie T-Swag (@Lese_Tswag) July 1, 2017
#Songo watching the scores like… #USAGHA ???????? pic.twitter.com/1dxDzu2twx
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) July 1, 2017
Asamoah gyan going crossbar and out on a penalty vs Uruguay in the quarter finals..best picture of 2010 World Cup pic.twitter.com/vSpYkfaTTt
— Tyler (@tlange92) July 1, 2017
ASAMOAH GYAN IS STILL MISSING PENALTY?
— madam kenkey. (@africanbiatchh_) July 1, 2017
Remember @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 said he won’t play PKs for Ghana again as a vow to his late mother?
Really curious as to what changed his mind. pic.twitter.com/bkdI0MeKJo
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) July 2, 2017
Aswear Asamoah Gyan sellout….upon all he sworn??? Some jokes are really expensive mern
— Virgin Bwoy (@DonUsher1212) July 1, 2017
Asamoah Gyan immediately after he couldn’t score the penalty ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/ODzTtSSHmj
— ?-???1z (@TKay1z) July 1, 2017
Akwasi Appiah: Gyan you know you don’t take penalties, what happened out there?
Asamoah Gyan: pic.twitter.com/L8bRjOYm4C
— Kwaku tHe King (@KwakuTheKing) July 1, 2017
#USAvGHA. Asamoah Gyan’s mother in her grave right now pic.twitter.com/pF2SBsWHsw
— Owoahene (@owoahene_dotcom) July 1, 2017
Me when Asamoah Gyan picked up the ball to play the penalty for the black stars pic.twitter.com/vPg3UC1Obc
— William Nortison (@RickStunna) July 1, 2017
Songo meltdown on Monday pic.twitter.com/2Uoi1S1aB8
— Gru (@DriZzy_CFC) July 1, 2017